According to the scant information about Sun Tzu, the master strategist was born in Ch’i (or Qi), modern Shandong Province, but he served in the court of King Ho-Lu (or He Lü) of Wu, who reigned from 514-496 BCE. If Sun Tzu truly did work for King Ho-Lu, then he would have been a contemporary of Confucius (c. 551-479 BCE). The recording of Sun Tzu’s sayings continued into the 3rd century BCE, culminating in The Art of War.
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All images are from the Ming Dynasty Departure Herald, from the Hajing period in China (c. 1522-1566), [Public Domain] via Creative Commons.
All quotes used in this video are from John Minford’s translation of The Art of War (Penguin Classics, 2009).
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